Hi, Bruce. Thanks for checking in. I did not buy, or at least did not receive my Continental. I had it ordered (Reserve 3.0 AWD Black on Black 19" wheels, everything including back seat.) For over a month my dealer tracked it through the factory, through each shop, to the truck. I still hadn't driven a Reserve but I drove 2 Selects. I was not overly impressed with the ride, but assumed/hoped that the Reserve's suspension would help. I also drove a new MKZ. I liked the big Panaramic sunroof. The forward glass slides half-way back and stops; then you hit the switch again and continues back, fully opened over the front seat. Then I got into the Conti and when the glass stopped open about 11" (I'm guessing) I hit the switch again....nothing. Very disappointing that the Continental has a lesser moonroof than the MKZ. Regardless, I was still excited about getting the car the I researched for a year. My plaque for 1 of the first 1500 orders showed up with my name on a brass plate. Classy.
Then my dealer called to tell me it was arriving, or so I thought. Apparently they had built 78 cars, and 3 were called back at the last minute for some unknown, non-repairable defect. Of course, mine was I of the three. Just bad luck, I was told. I had 36 hours to regenerate the order, expedited, or go to the bottom of the list. I told the dealer that I had to sleep on it for more than 2 days. My dealer, with whom I've had a good relationship over 2 MKSs, agreed to reorder and if decided not to take it he would have it for inventory. His only requirement was changing the wheels to 20" (better looks, stiffer ride.) I agreed.
That same day the (no longer a Hyundai) Genesis, which I had been anxious to test drive, arrived in town. I drove the V6 Turbo AWD, and I loved it. It has no massage, and the back seat is not as fancy, only reclines, and that only on the V8. The moonroof is not panaramic, but at least it finishes opening. It has some other pluses, like a 5 year 60K mile warranty, full color HUD, 3 years of complimentary maintenance, 12.3" screen, 8 speed trans, 3 annual map updates, wireless phone charge, power rear side window sunshades, 3 years Sirius traffic, and an available 5.0 liter V8. Otherwise, very similar stuff as the Continental. Then, a Black V8 showed up at another dealer. I came in the day it arrived. They rushed the clean-up, and I drove it. I came prepared to buy it and drive it home if I was impressed, just having been "gilted" by Lincoln, but still pining for my original Continental dream car.
My bad luck continued. They accepted my 2013 MKS in trade, then told me that they needed to keep my car in the showroom for 4-5 weeks until the received another car. I was again disappointed and almost ready to walk out and drive my MKS home, especially knowing that I had a Lincoln order pending. There are 3 Hyundai dealers in MN that are authorized for Genesis. Each has gotten one car, and each is waiting for a second. The first batch was 75 cars shipped nationwide .They apologized and offered me a G80 loaner, to keep until they would release my car. Naturally, I wanted to wait until I received it to pay, and for all of my timelines to start, and they agreed. The G80, incidentally, is a really nice car.
This all happened on 10/21. Now they have a press release about a guy in Round Rock, Texas, who purchased the "first" G90 in the Country on 10/26. Shoulda' been me.
I will continue to look in on this forum. If some of the future reports pan out, I may be back looking at the Lincoln again when my 3 year lease is up.
Thanks for the good conversations.